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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
Charles Fasoltd
Appleton watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
Peoria Watch co
Columbus Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
George Reed
E. Howard and Co.
B.D. Bingham
E.F. Bowman
Lancaster Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Rock Island Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Luther Goddard
American Waltham Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Western Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Newark Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Waterbury
National Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Rockford Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
Cheshire Watch Co.
Ingersol
South Bend Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Boston Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Hamilton Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Illinois Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Wichita Watch Co.
American Waltham
Washington Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
New England Watch Co.,


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Emerson
P. Buhre
Sperina
Omega
Lip
Ebel
Cartier
Mimo
Hamilton
Standard
Pabro
Wittnauer
Opel
Croton
Gruen
J.E. Watch Co.
Semca
Nivada
Trebex
Eberhard
Bovet
Audax
Bucherer
Kord
Golay
Aristo
Rocail
Mars
Timecraft
Levrette
Alavente
Lusina
Van Cleef & Arpels
Leonidas
Evans
Hallmark
Hermes
Helvetia
Rapid
Agassiz
Warwick
Rado
Shield
Illinois
Hydepark
Blancpain
Winton
Schultz
Ardath
Kurth
Beltone
Daynite
Baume & Mercier
Ace Acro
Normandie
Nicewatch Co.
Kelek
Harwood
LeCoultre
Mido
Clebar
Olma
Hayden
Continental
Delbana
Lemania
Touchon
Girard-Perregaux
Framont
Frodsham
Hampden
Yale
Revue
Didisheim
Grana
Harvard
Benson
Zentra
Doxa
Gubelin
Friedli
Haste
Cortebert
Tissot
Welsbro
LIbela
Eloga
Autdrist
Vulcain
Baylor
Henda
Perpetual Watch Co.
Condal
Montbrilliant
Geneve
Audemars Piguet
Dome
Perfine
Americus
Ogival
South Bend
Zenith
Angelus
Louis
Concord
Seeland
Octo
Rembrant
Certina
Patek Philippe
Juvenia
LePhare
Wig Wag
Wakmann
Kelton
Helbros
Berg
Lorton
Louvig
Hy. Moser & Cie
Weldon
Rima
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Mt. Vernon
Orator
Hebdomas
Niton
Moriva
Bueche-Girod
Orvin
Wyler
Univer
Chopard
Orfina
Fairfax
Rolls
Gallet
Dugena
Admes
Weltall
Alsta
Alpina
Ofair
Carlton
Fontainemelon
Enicar
Nicolet Watch
Monte
WhiteStar
Westend
Frey
Phillepe Watch Co.
Bulova
Asprey
Breguet
Rulon
Tourneau
Urania
Aramis
Laco
Patria
Sigma
Newmark
Imperial
Dunhill
Avalon
Mar Nicolet
Provita
Electra
Monarch
Roamer
Pronto
Excelsior
Parker
Tiffany
Minerva
Invicta
Glycine
Record
Duodial
Altus
Felca
Butex
Unitas
Garland
Smith
Kingston
Lavina
Tornex-Rayville
Eska
Sheffield
Buren
Corum
Kent
Breitling
Lucerne
A. Lange & Sohne
Huguenin
Movado
Kelbert
Guinand
Tavannes
Driva
Harman
Arctus
Olympia
Charles Nicolet
Ekegren
Hafis
Jules Jurgensen
Boulevard
Jaeger
Regina
National
Lucien Piccard
Watex
International
Elgin
Ultimor
Lancel
Benrus
Eterna
Alton
Harvel
Seth Thomas
Jardur
Rolex
Arbi
Ball
PiagetPreesent
Exactus
Stowa
Rotary
Glashutte
Mappin
Ulysse Nardin
Vacheron
Crown
Central
Roxy
Lyceum
Favre Leuba
Rockford
Cawford
Cyma
Goering
Alpha
Titus
Coronet
Germinal
Longines
Marlys
P. Garnier
Hever
Lang Uhr
Turler
Hilton
Arsa
Ollendorff
Borel Boucheron
Verno
Universal
Faith
Cornavin
Zodiac


Models of watches that we repair:
Sea Cliff
Malcom
Commodore
Ward
Craig
Yeoman
Windsor
Yorktown
Black Star
Darrell
Sea Scape
Sloane
Jolly Roger
Cameron
Ardsley
Kirk
Gyromatic
Thornton
Andover
Calvin
Cabot
Romanesquen Ross
Ensign
Cambridge
Wayne
Piping Rock
Ericsson Emerson
Keane
Veri-thin
Spencer
Powell
Montclair
Champion
Bartley
Vernon
Boone
Winfield
Taylor
Oakmont
Morton
Judson
Langford
Raleigh
Flint Ridge
Aldrich
Raleigh
Hastings
Annapolis
Stadium
Chief
Avigo
Secometer Sedgman
Corvet
Dean
Sherwood
Ambassador
Accumatic
Seville Sheldon
Sky Chief
Dwight
Bostonian
Deauville
Drummond
dunkirk
Aqualine
Kevin
Wilson
Surf
Manhattan
Grenadier
Rutledge
Seaview
Windsor
Jason
Sentinal
Lester
Streamlined
Parker B
Lord Lancaster
Dexter
Portia
Glenn Curtis
Secron
Eaton
Baron
Staunton
Yorktown
Gardner
Berkshire
Linden Hall
Wilshire
Haddon
Crispin
Monaco
Adrian
Dodson
Brooke
Diamond
Medford
Reardon
Clinton
Reagan
Glenn
Chatham
Cyril
Airflight
Austin
Perry
Steeldon
Varsity
Grafic Deluxe
Stanford
Foster
Prentice
Pierre
Neil
Stuart
Curtis
Ramsey
Wakefield
Bagley
Scout
Norton
Thincraft
Sea Breeze
Touraine
Curvex
Minu-stop
Major
Briarcliffe
Sinclair
Coburn
Brandon
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Dewitt
Dyson
Arnold
Thor
Howard
Baronet Beau Brummel
Stanford
Ashley
Mate
Beldon
Maxine
Eternamatic
Quadron
Tuxedo
Ascot
Sutton
Paxton
Edgemere
Lowell
Contour
Norman
Larchmont
Top Time
Martin
Sea-cap
Essex
Whitehall
Lakeland
Marshall
Gilvert
Chadwick
Kenilworth Gallahad
Boulton
Edgewater
Rolland Fischer
Bailey
Gulfport
Langdon
Grant
Donavan
Harris
Peyton
Otis
Sawyer
Chanticleer
Lincrest
Guardsman
Richmond
Wellington
New Yorker
Cullen
Newton
Cordell
Webster
Tyron Vardon
Viscount
Mason
Raymon
The Chief's
Baxter
West Point
Cadet
Derby
Black knight
Oakley
Drexel
Todd
Airman
Ryan
Bradford
Vernon
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Majesty
Medalist Wembley
Morley
Rutgers
Scott
The Governor
Nightingale
Attache
Dixon
Viking
Croydon
Boyd
Kensignton
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Russell
Dennis
Adonis
Khyber
Fleetwood
Piccadilly
Clark
Sea Rover
Crusade
Midas
Elliot Emery
Warwick
Gold knight
Meadowbrook
Sea guard
Casino
Barton
Gramercy
Dartmouth
Whitford
watson
Myron
Longacre
Pacermatic
Doublet
Marcus
Lone Eagle
Courier
Pimlico
Prescott
Blade
Milton
Valiant
Gary
Oval
Lawrence
Stafford
Golden Tempus
Sinclair
Custer
Paige
Lambert
Tiger & Lady
Clyde
Finalist
Byrd
Norfolk
Golden Tempus II
President Antique
Chronomatic top hat
Barry
Brewster
Marquis strap
Senator
Alan
Orson
Chesterfield
Carson
Jeffrey
Wesleyan
Eric
Vincent
Aviator
Mount Vernon
Donald
Newlin
Samson
Guardsman
Milburn
Maritza
Chapman
Collegian
Carl
Sidney
Robert Roberta
Glendon
Andrews
Nelson
Carlton
Chieftan
Trooper
Blake
Winthrop
Sea mate
Pinehurst
Lyndon
Fulton
Lee
Lindsay
Commander
Spur
Holden
Edgewood
Amherst
B.W. Raymond
Kinematic
Murray
Gordon
Dante
Randolph
Langley
Livingston
Roland
Caroline
Mayfield
Boatswain
Ansley
Cavalier
Blackstone
Oxford
Gladstone
Dunhan
Chatham
Bentley
Top Gun
Citadel
the Curtis
Cranston
Beau Royal
Garfield
Molly Stark
Norde
Wesley
Argyle
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Colby
Sea-crest
Sea Ranger
Sea-glo
Brock
Thinline
Norman
Carlyle
Greenwich
Dorsey
Seabrook
Keith
Lakehurst
Sir Echo
Centurion
Lance
Bowman
Drake
Baton
Benton
Hartman
Courtney
Wilkinson
Blair
Tildon
Dawson
Arlington
Consul
Ardmore
Sea Hawk
First Mate
Flight I
Arlington Hawthorne
Trent
stanley
Whitman
Conway
Trudy Spur
Farrell
Bianca
Brockton
Whitney
Franklion
Gilman
Landon
Merritt
Cross country
The Athelete
Talbot
Stormking
Cedric
Carlisle
Enditcott
Glendale
Fleetwood
Huntley
Allison
William Osler
Transcontinental A B
Putnam
Grover
Futura
Lyle B
Ensign
Hayden
Coronado
Flight II
Drew
Barbizon
Frontenac
Errol
Sheryll
Clearview
Hudson
Adjutant
Linwood
Spencer
Heyward
Radburn
Kinematic Kirby
Dickens
Turner
ipso-vox
Bryn Mawr
Carteret
Aqua Lung
Rodney
Tempus
Halesworth B
Captain Rice
Precision
direct read
Ristflo
Brent
Culver
...


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